iPhone X takes the spotlight in Apple's 2017 holiday gift guide


With the 2017 holiday season just around the corner, Apple
wants you to know that you can find plenty of gifts on its official website.
Thus, the website now features an updated gift section for all potential
customers to check out.

 

Perhaps not surprisingly, the first device that’s presented in this holiday
gift guide is the iPhone X: Apple’s newest, most advanced and most expensive
smartphone to date. Sold for $999 (64 GB model) or $1,149 (256 GB), the iPhone
X can currently be shipped in 2-3 weeks – certainly in time for Christmas. The (also new)
iPhone 8 is also a gift suggestion, …


'SNL' takes Roy Moore to task with some Alabama sensibility, courtesy of Kate McKinnon

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Another week, another 34,989 sexual assault and harassment stories in the news (that’s an official number). On Saturday night, Saturday Night Live tackled the highly icky report that Alabama Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a minor with the man whose seat he’s filling: Jeff Sessions.

This week’s cold open started with a sensible Vice President Mike Pence (Beck Bennett) counseling Judge Moore (Mikey Day) on the best course of action. His counsel: Stepping aside isn’t the worst thing in the world, if you look at it the right way.

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Best Buy knocks another $50 off the Essential Phone; discount takes the price down to $449.99

If it’s ___day (fill in the blank), it must be time for another price cut for the Essential Phone. This time, big box retailer Best Buy has lopped another $50 off the already discounted price of $499.99. So now, you can pick up Andy Rubin’s smartphone for just $449.99. And the modular 360 Camera is now just $49.99, a huge savings from the pre-sale price of $199.99. The accessory uses magnets to ‘plug-in’ to the back of the handset.

It’s not like the Essential Phone isn’t well spec’d. After all, it does feature a 5.7-inch edge-to-edge LCD display with a resolution of 1312 x 2560, and it is …

T-Mobile takes $130 off the Samsung Galaxy Note 8; Samsung will throw in a $200 card if you act fast

Almost lost in the hype over the Apple iPhone X is one of the finest Android phones available, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. With the same “Infinity Display” used on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, and the Snapdragon 835 chipset under the hood, the Galaxy Note 8 is not only stylish, it can also handle everything you throw at it. And with the revamped S Pen, the Galaxy Note 8 allows you to mine the depths of your imagination.

Today, both T-Mobile and Samsung have deals on the T-Mobile branded Galaxy Note 8. Let’s start with the Un-carrier first. T-Mobile’s deal reduces the price of the …

Google Clips is an AI-powered camera that takes photos for you

Here you see the freshly announced Google Clips – an entirely new type of camera, as its maker described it. That’s a bold claim on Google’s part, but it might not be far from the truth, given how this gizmo operates. 
Although it kind of looks like a GoPro, Google Clips isn’t an action camera. It is designed with parents and pet owners in mind, Google says, and it is built with a clip that doubles as a stand for easier positioning. But that’s far from exciting, we know. What sounds much cooler is how Google Clips uses machine learning …

'Outlander' star Sam Heughan takes us inside Jamie's unexpected journey in episode 4

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This recap contains spoilers for Outlander Season 3, episode 4, titled “Of Lost Things.”

Season 3 of Outlander isn’t just a story about Claire and Jamie finding their way back together — in many ways, it’s also a story of parenthood, and the sacrifices that all of our characters make for the people they love. 

While Claire is able to raise Brianna in the safety of Boston, Jamie’s journey of fatherhood has been much more painful; he couldn’t be with Claire after she lost their first baby, Faith, and he sent her back through the Standing Stones with the expectation that he would never meet their second child. Read more…

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Stevie Wonder takes to his knees in solidarity after Trump's NFL remarks

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It’s not just NFL players who are taking knees. Legendary musician Stevie Wonder knelt down on both during a festival in New York on Saturday evening.

“Tonight, I’m taking a knee for America,” Wonder said as his son, Kwame Morris, assisted him at the Global Citizens Festival in Central Park. “But not just one knee, I’m taking both knees. Both knees in prayer for our planet, our futures, our leaders of the globe, and our world.”

By dropping to his knees, Wonder joined the growing list of people showing their solidarity after President Donald Trump said that owners of NFL teams should fire players that sit or kneel during the national anthem, a right that is constitutionally-protected free speechRead more…

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Huawei takes a jab at Apple for iPhone X Face ID fail, vows to deliver "real AI" phone next month

After releasing its P10 and P10 Plus flagships in the early months of this year, Huawei is preparing another high-profile smartphone announcement. On October 16th, the Chinese phone maker is set to unveil the new Mate 10 – a near bezel-less phablet that will be the first to feature the company’s latest Kirin 970 chipset.
Huawei’s marketing campaign for the device has been a bit peculiar, however. The firm has used every opportunity to taunt competing businesses. 
When Samsung announced the Galaxy …

'Mother!' takes a 'Black Swan' dive at the box office, but that might be good news

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Black Swan didn’t open big either, for what it’s worth.

Mother!, the latest mindf*ck from writer/director Darren Aronofsky with stars Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, is off to a seemingly slow start at the box office. Despite opening this weekend in more than 2,300 theaters, the current three-day domestic estimate is $7.5 million. 

That’s less than one-third of the movie’s reported $30 million budget. It’s still enough to land Mother! in the #3 slot on the weekend box office charts, behind fellow newcomer American Assassin ($14.8 million) and record-breaking horror champ It ($60 million). Read more…

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Insane Clown Posse's Juggalo March takes to the D.C. National Mall, and the photos are epic

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When the FBI published its 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment, the report drew ire for an unusual new addition: Juggalos, the fanbase of Detroit hip-hop duo Insane Clown Posse.

Now, 6 years later and still classified by the FBI as a gang, ICP fans descended on Washington D.C. for the Juggalo March, a coming-together of music fans looking to peacefully protest a classification they feel is unjust.

The march took place on Saturday at D.C.’s National Mall, and according to The Hill, hundreds gathered to take a stand.

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